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Sage-Grouse Reintroduction: More Habitat Protection Needed

Reports in yesterday’s news media reveal details on a program to import sage-grouse from Montana to Alberta. While this reintroduction shows overdue recognition by the Alberta government of the dire situation of one of Canada’s most endangered species, and is likely necessary, Alberta Wilderness Association is concerned. Alberta Sustainable Resource Development’s Fish and Wildlife branch still have not fixed the underlying problem of habitat degradation and lack of protection for all the critical habitat that these endangered birds require.

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Event

AWA Talk — Tracking the Golden Eagle

May 2 2012 - 1:00am

 

With Peter Sherrington 

This spring will mark 20 years of golden eagle migration monitoring. Peter will give a fascinating talk about the trends and patterns that have emerged over that time. He will also give an update on some recent DNA work that has been done on golden eagles: how closely related are the eagles that migrate up and down the Rocky Mountains every year to the resident birds that stay put all year round? Read more about AWA Talk — Tracking the Golden Eagle

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

Film Screening & Talk: Staying Safe in Bear Country

Apr 1 2012 - 1:00am

presents a special Film Screening: 

Staying Safe in Bear Country

With a guest appearance from Stephen Herrero 

As the summer hiking season approaches, and bears start to emerge from hibernation, how much do you know about staying safe during your recreational activities?  Read more about Film Screening & Talk: Staying Safe in Bear Country

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
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Conservation groups take Environment Minister to Federal Court over failure to protect woodland caribou, again

EDMONTON — The fight to save woodland caribou herds threatened by oilsands development in northeastern Alberta is headed to Federal Court for the second time.

Ecojustice, on behalf of the Pembina Institute and Alberta Wilderness Association, filed an application in the Federal Court today, seeking a court order to force Environment Minister Peter Kent to recommend emergency protection for the caribou and the habitat they need in order to survive.  The groups have joined forces with the Athabasca Chipewyan, Swan River, Beaver Lake and Cold Lake First Nations to challenge Kent. 

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Alberta Government Kills 145 Bears at Oilsands Camps

No Charges Laid

Last year, the Alberta government killed 145 garbage-habituated black bears at oilsands camps in Alberta. Poorly-managed oilsands camps are known to attract bears to garbage. But rather than enforcing regulations, or prosecuting the guilty companies, Alberta government staff simply move in and kill bears. Lots of bears. Read more about Alberta Government Kills 145 Bears at Oilsands Camps

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Conservation groups take Environment Minister to court over endangered Sage-grouse

EDMONTON — Conservation groups are taking Environment Minister Peter Kent to Federal Court over his continued failure to protect Canada’s endangered Greater Sage-grouse and fulfill his duties under the Species at Risk Act (SARA).

In November, Ecojustice filed a petition demanding Kent use a SARA provision to recommend emergency protection for sage-grouse and the habitat the species needs to survive in Canada. The protections requested included an end to further human disturbance, particularly oil and gas development, in crucial sage-grouse habitat. Read more about Conservation groups take Environment Minister to court over endangered Sage-grouse

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Approval of Jasper Development Ignores Public Outcry

Over the objections of almost 200,000 citizens, the federal government has approved the proposed “Brewster Glacier Discovery Walk” in Jasper National Park. Conservation organizations fear that the beauty and integrity of Jasper National Park are being surrendered to commercial interests, opening the door for more for-profit businesses to capitalize on the splendour of Canada’s most loved and protected landscapes. Read more about Approval of Jasper Development Ignores Public Outcry

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